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Anti-gay marriage groups win Taiwan referendum battle

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Gay rights activists had proposed that the Civil Code should give same-sex couples equal marriage rights, but only garnered three million votes. "Family values and inclusion of those values in the education of the next generation are mainstream public opinion that the government should heed". Read More »

Mexico Increases Border Security after Migrants Attempt to Cross

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They can also apply for asylum at a designated point of entry. The Ministry of Interior said the main caravan has 8,247 people, with 7,417 of those located in Tijuana or nearby Mexicali. Although Mexican police were stationed nearby, they were outnumbered and overwhelmed by the unexpected rush. Several hundred made it over the first barrier, with video clips posted on Twitter showing crowds of people dashing across a shallow concrete riverbed toward the United States. Read More »

Almost 6,000 flights canceled or delayed as unsafe storm pushes East

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The area is under a blizzard warning. The FOX6 Weather Experts said six to nine inches of snow was possible in our southern counties. The National Weather Service was warning those conditions would make travel hard in places. Illinois State police and LaSalle County emergency management said crews were removing people from their cars by snowmobile and urged people to stay off the roads into Monday, WBBM-TV reported . Read More »

Shopper saw man firing shots at woman in Walmart

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Johnson shot Cronin multiple times as Cronin screamed for help and employees called 911 and also attempted to intervene. He said the victim and the gunman dated for about nine months but were now apart. Just before 3 p.m., the woman was taken into an ambulance outside the store, 4980 E. Silver Springs Blvd., and taken to a hospital. He told the Star-Banner that the victim was a roommate and they went to Walmart to buy furnishings for their apartment. Read More »

U.N. Security Council Calls Meeting over Russia-Ukraine Issue

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Leaders of the five Caspian littoral states met on Sunday (12 August) for the Fifth Caspian Summit in Kazakhstan's port city Aktau to sign a landmark declaration determining the legal status of the Caspian Sea and aiming to end the legal limbo over its resource-rich waters. Read More »

Blizzard Warning in effect for entire KQ2 Viewing Area

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In Iowa, travel wasn't advised on Interstate 29 from about Pacific Junction south into Missouri. The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District responded to two single-vehicle crashes Sunday afternoon, one at McConnell and Sanctuary roads and the other on Greenwood Road. Read More »

Jerome Corsi in Plea Talks with Robert Mueller

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Jerome Corsi , conspiracy theorist and ally of Roger Stone , is reportedly in plea negotiations with the special counsel's office. The revelation of the plea negotiation comes on the heels of an announcement from Corsi last week that after two months of closed-door talks with investigators, Mueller had indicated to him that he would be charged within a matter of days. Read More »

Trump administration asks SC to take up military transgender ban

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The Trump administration wants the Supreme Court to consider the ban in the current term, meaning a decision would be set for June 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump's administration asked the U.S. "There is absolutely no support for the claim that the ongoing service of transgender people would have any negative effective on the military at all", Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the US District Court in Washington wrote a year ago. Read More »

At least 29 dead after cruise boat capsizes in Uganda

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The boat overturned and sank at about 7 p.m. Saturday night, said senior police officer Zurah Ganyana. Rescue divers are searching for scores of bodies in an African lake after an overcrowded "sunset cruise" capsized in bad weather. Many Ugandans are questioning the worthiness of the boat. "We expect (the number of passengers) is beyond the capacity of the boat". "Our rescue team is still on the ground trying to rescue whoever we can find". Read More »

Isolated Indian tribe kill American evangelist who ventured too close

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Asked whether the government may consider to reimpose the RAP in the North Sentinel Island in the wake of this incident, the official said as of now there is no such plan and any decision can be taken only after "due diligence". According to the Covenant Journey organization, which organizes trips to Israel, Chau participated in a tour of the country in August 2015. "I do not know what made this American visit the island , but this tribe has stayed in isolation for so long that I do not ... Read More »

Migrant caravan welcomed by tear gas at United States border

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The woman told authorities she was not part of a migrant caravan from Central America that has traveled through Mexico to seek asylum in the United States, reported KNSD. A second line of Mexican police carrying plastic riot shields stood guard outside a Mexican customs and immigration plaza. Mr Trump tweeted on Saturday that migrants at the US-Mexico border would stay in Mexico until their asylum claims were individually approved in US courts, but Mexico's incoming government denied ... Read More »

May: Declaration with EU ensures 'smooth' Brexit

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The EU is due to hold a summit to discuss the draft deal on November 25. The loudest and most worrying response has come from Spain. The government has insisted that it will not renegotiate the current plan, and has urged MPs to back it or risk a no deal scenario. Read More »

Saudi, Turkey leaders likely to hold meeting on sidelines of G20 summit

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The battles are likely to be fought on multiple fronts. He has also refuted reports Central Intelligence Agency reached conclusions on the crown prince's involvement and declined the push to levy economic sanctions on the kingdom. The Saudi crown prince left on a visit to "brotherly Arab states" on Thursday, Saudi state media reported , beginning a regional tour with the United Arab Emirates. Read More »

Trump says Ivanka's personal email use in government not like Clinton's

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The first daughter's legal team told The Post she "sometimes used her personal account, nearly always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family", but maintained she never sent classified information. Former FBI Director James Comey said Clinton's behavior was "extremely careless", but did not recommend any charges against her. He also asked the White House to certify that the emails in question had been properly preserved and archived as outlined in the Presidential Records Act. Read More »

Judge bars Trump from denying asylum to people entering US illegally

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Only aliens who show up at legitimate ports of entry could apply for asylum . Absent the injunction, people would be in real danger immediately. And in his decision, he wrote that the government's argument that the manner of entry can be the lone factor rendering a migrant ineligible for asylum "strains credulity". Read More »

Ocasio-Cortez on the Rampage (Again)

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While Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum have provided blueprints for how to turn out voters in red states, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has also shown an important skill for before and after an election: how to not take the bait from extremely online, bad-faith trolls. Read More »

Interpol picks South Korea's Kim as president over Russian rival

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This election comes after the current president Meng Hongwei disappeared in China and was put under investigation for alleged corruption. In a separate development, UK Foreign Office minister Harriet Baldwin also backed the candidacy of Kim Jong Yang, while Sir Vince Cable, a Liberal Democrat leader, claimed that if Prokopchuk, who is now serving as Interpol's vice president for Europe, was elected, the agency risked becoming a "branch of the Russian mafia". Read More »

Ivanka Trump reportedly used personal email for government business

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First daughter Ivanka Trump apparently did not know that using her private email as a White House official is problematic and can violate federal records rules-even though her father Donald Trump spent his whole presidential campaign slamming his opponent Hillary Clinton for her private email scandal. Read More »

Airbnb removes listings for Israeli settlements in occupied West Bank

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The company has previously said: "We follow laws and regulations on where we can do business and investigate concerns raised about specific listings", adding that United States law allows it to do business in the settlements. Human Rights Watch said it had been speaking with Airbnb about its West Bank listings for two years , and it urged other companies to follow its example. Read More »

PNG security forces storm parliament over Apec pay dispute

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O'Neill said that the main sticking points that prevented a joint statement related to "the World Trade Organisation and reform of the World Trade Organisation". The chief executive of PNG's APEC Secretariat Chris Hawkins said the payment would "normally take a week to process at the end of a major event". China's spending in Papua New Guinea is glaring, with roads, buildings and bus stops bearing the Chinese Government's insignia. Read More »